Who, or what, is my supply?
“If you knew the gift of God and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” – Jesus
I recently watched most of the Living from Heaven talk by Chris Blackeby, and others I have heard lately have been talking about living from Heaven. Ian Clayton talks about how YHWH intends for us to live to breathe (and our breath has some impact in creaton,) and that to breathe to live is not our highest way of living.
Aside: Fasting Food and Sleep and Air
I have not fasted food much. I sometimes have “fasted” sleep, and sometimes I have fasted air: weaning my body off of the indulgence of feeling satisfied that way. I never did it for long, but it seemed I couldn’t hold my breath very long and there was actually some sort of carnal connection there that wanted me to breathe more than I needed to, so “fasting” breath 15 seconds or whatever longer than was comfortable actually felt like it was breaking that.
“You think that’s air you’re breathing now?” – Morpheus
Yes Morpheus, I do think that is air, and I think it fuels my cells with oxygen.
But what sort of supply is available from heaven?
We talk about financial provision — how about provision of breath? Why not?
I like to learn quickly. I could fast for 40 days and probably learn a lot, or I could “fast” breath for 40 seconds, and maybe learn something, so that’s what I did today.
Drawing on YHWH
I am not really talking about fasting breathing, as an excercise of the will of the soul over the body to establish proper order, so that the body does not rule the soul.
I am talking about drawing spirit to spirit from YHWH to my spirit the sustinence of life.
I did it … and felt my spirit drawing on His:
Every time my body wanted to draw a breath of air, my spirit and soul instead had faith: “I can draw on my Father instead.”
I felt like it was an act of intimacy — it brought me closer to my Father as my supply.
I intend to repeat this, and try drawing on my Lord for other things as well.
One of my favourite songs:
Bonus song I found while googling: